Hiro Fujimoto is a doctoral student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tokyo. He received his B.A. from Waseda University in 2010 and M.A. from the University of Tokyo in 2013. His research focuses on the history of medicine in modern Japan, and his dissertation looks at the history of American medical missions in Japan. He examines how Protestant American medical missionaries tried to spread Christianity as well as Western medicine (American medicine) to compete with German-educated Japanese physicians from the 1850s to the 1950s. He is also interested in archival studies, museum studies, and the history of medical films.
Current Research Projects: I have launched the Research Group “Gender and Medicine in Japanese History” with Dr. Ellen Nakamura at the University of Auckland. Its first virtual workshop featured “Women and Medicine in the Japanese Empire” and was successfully conducted on August 14th. We are going to host the second and third workshops on the same theme (CFP: https://genderandmedicineinjapan.weebly.com/002cfp.html).
Hiro Fujimoto, 医学とキリスト教: 日本におけるアメリカ・プロテスタントの医療宣教 (Medicine and Christianity: American Protestant Missionaries and their Medical Work in Japan). Hosei University Press, 2021.
Hiro Fujimoto, “Circulation of Medical Knowledge and Techniques through Film in Japan, 1929–1941,” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 14(3), 2020, pp. 439–458. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-8697737
Hiro Fujimoto, “Miners, Benevolent Government, and Administration: A History of Medical Policy in Tokugawa Japan,” East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 51/52, 2020, pp. 17–49. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/26669323-05105201006 [Free Access]
Hiro Fujimoto, “Women, Missionaries, and Medical Professions: The History of Overseas Female Students in Meiji Japan,” Japan Forum, 32(2), 2020, pp. 185–208. DOI: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09555803.2018.1516688 Reprinted in Catherine L. Phipps, ed., Meiji Japan in Global History (London: Routledge, forthcoming). https://www.routledge.com/Meiji-Japan-in-Global-History/Phipps/p/book/9780367693312#